Apple Arcade initially launched with the promise that the gaming service would host around 100 titles. That has changed quite a bit since the service’s debut, though, with Apple Arcade now offering more than 200 games in its rotating roster. And it looks like another title is heading to the service at some point in the future, welcoming one of the most beloved franchises to the service whenever it happens.
As first reported today by MacRumors, it looks like the side-scrolling action title Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls is heading to Apple Arcade. Unfortunately, this isn’t an official announcement by Apple, or the game’s publisher Konami, and therefore we don’t have an exact launch date to circle on the calendar at this point. When that changes, and hopefully it will be soon, we will be sure to let you know. If this game sounds familiar, it’s because this isn’t the first time the title’s made the news cycle.
The game actually launched, albeit with a soft launch, in the Canadian App Store way back in 2019. However, the game was subsequently pulled from the digital storefront less than a year later. As a result, the game hasn’t been available to play. Konami looks to be preparing to change that, though, with the game’s subsequent launch on Apple Arcade happening at some point in the future. You can check out the game’s original launch trailer from back in 2019 just below.
Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls welcomes back several different characters from the fan-favorite series. That includes Alucard, Simon Belmont, and Charlotte. Joining them in this particular side-scrolling title are Maria, Shanoa, and others. As is par for the course with most of these games, you’ll be launching yourself into a variety of gothic-themed areas, including Dracula’s castle, and using a variety of weapons to get from one point to another.
Once Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls lands on Apple Arcade, the (new-ish) game will be available across iPhone, iPad, Mac, and the Apple TV. However, we don’t know the particulars quite yet. You can check out the game’s landing page in the App Store for more info, like that the game will come in at 1.7GB, for instance. It does say that game controller support is optional, for what it’s worth. But there will be on-screen controls to play the title as well.
For fans of the series, this looks like it will be another fun entry. It will certainly help kill some time, that’s for sure. Will you be picking up Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls when it arrives on Apple Arcade?